Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Relish the marshmallow filling between these sandwich-style drop cookies – a delicious treat!

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 18
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1
cup milk
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt

Filling

3
cups powdered sugar
1
jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
6
tablespoons shortening
5
to 6 teaspoons milk
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
6
drops red food color, if desired

Decoration

Crushed candy canes or other candies, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in 1 cup milk (mixture will look curdled). Stir in remaining cookie ingredients.
  • 2 Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges appear set. Cool 1 minute; remove cookies to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients on medium speed about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Place flat sides of 2 cookies together with 2 tablespoons filling, sandwich-style. Sprinkle edges of filling with crushed candy. Store in tightly covered container.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich Cookie
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    29g
    29%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    © 2013 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved